Be Honest Until You Cannot Be
Be honest we say in churches
in conversations with our children
at school in classes
in cub scouts and boy scout troops
A big deal with the Girl Scouts
Easy when you are young, for the
truth is all you know. You have nothing but
the truth, for it is what young children speak
until they are savagely punished for telling it.
That is when children learn to lie
So please thank their parents
for teaching them to lie.
and be aware of the parent’s level of brutality
in these early teachings.
I am not talking of spankings.
I am talking of beatings with weapons.
or of savage beatings where the wall or a table
or a chair or a lamp is the weapon.
I am specifically thinking of belts.
Copyright © Caren Krutsinger | Year Posted 2019